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Rescue flare sparked Bradda Head blaze

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  • November 17, 2010
A flare fired during a lifeboat search and rescue operation sparked a gorse fire on an Isle of Man headland. Port Erin lifeboat and the coastguard had been searching the area around Bradda Head after a walker reported hearing someone shouting in dist...

Epsom fatal house fire not treated as suspicious

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  • November 17, 2010
A house fire in which an elderly woman died is not believed to have been started deliberately, police have said. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire at Bracken Cottage in Bracken Path, Epsom, at 1100 GMT on Saturday. A wom...

Norwich burns victim to present firefighters top award

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  • November 17, 2010
A woman who was saved by a group of Norfolk firefighters is to present them with a prestigious award. Layla Skalli will honour Norwich's Green Watch with a Chief Fire Officer's Certificate of Commendation on Friday. Ms Skalli was 19 when a fire broke...

Neil Young warehouse fire started in car

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  • November 17, 2010
A fire at a warehouse owned by Neil Young started in a 1959 Lincoln Continental car he had converted into a hybrid vehicle, authorities have said. Fire crews said they saved about 70% of contents in the San Francisco Bay area warehouse including cars...

China orders fire safety overhaul after Shanghai blaze

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  • November 17, 2010
China has ordered a nationwide overhaul of fire prevention measures after a blaze in a Shanghai high-rise apartment block killed at least 53 people. The State Council - China's cabinet - said construction sites and skyscrapers would come under partic...

Firefighters protest against government spending cuts

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  • November 17, 2010
Firefighters from across the UK have attended a rally in London against "savage" government cuts. Some 2,000 Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members joined the protest, where union leaders warned of co-ordinated strikes to protect jobs and services. The un...

Fire calls over Norwich cathedral's new heating

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  • November 17, 2010
A new heating system at a cathedral in Norwich has led to people dialling 999, thinking the building is on fire. St John the Baptist cathedral installed the heating in September. When the £430,000 system reaches the right temperature steam is le...

Pembrokeshire fire crews called out to flooding

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  • November 17, 2010
Heavy rain in Pembrokeshire has seen firefighters called to a series of flood incidents in the county. In one incident, a passerby helped passengers caught out in cars at Llangwm near Neyland. The Mid and West Wales service said its crews had been ca...

Canal used to tackle warehouse blaze in Lancashire

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  • November 17, 2010
More than 80 firefighters have been tackling a blaze that has destroyed a warehouse on an industrial estate in Lancashire. Crews pumped water from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to control the fire which broke out on New Lane, Burscough at 2000 GMT on...

Stockport flats gas explosion man suffers burns

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  • November 17, 2010
A man has been treated in hospital and residents had to be evacuated from a block of flats in Stockport after a gas explosion. The man, 22, suffered cuts and burns after the explosion at Rowan Court on Newbourne Close, Hazel Grove at 2100 GMT on Tues...

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